Nutrition Program Updates for the Week of January 8, 2018

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Nutrition Program Updates for the Week of January 8, 2018

Child and Adult Care Food Programs and School Nutrition Program Updates


Webinar on New CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements for Serving Milk

On January 18, 2018, USDA’s Team Nutrition will present a 30-minute webinar on “Serving Milk in the CACFP.” The audience will have the opportunity to submit questions to the webinar presenters. Sponsoring organizations, CACFP program operators, and schools working with the Pre-K meal pattern are invited to participate. The webinar is even offered in both English and Spanish! The English webinar will be held 1-1:30 p.m., CT (2-2:30 p.m., ET) and the Spanish webinar will be held 2-2:30 p.m., CT (3-3:30 p.m., ET).

To register for the webinar, please visit the CACFP Halftime Webinar page.


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Tuesdays @ 2 Webinars

A variety of topics will be offered during this year’s Tuesdays@2 webinar series. All webinars begin at 2 p.m. and will be 30-60 minutes in length, unless otherwise noted. Registration and session information will be posted on the Training: School Nutrition Programs webpage.

Upcoming Webinars 

January 16 – Procuring a Vended Meal Contract

USDA requires competitive procurement for all school nutrition purchases. This session will walk participants through the process of contracting with a vended meal provider and introduce the Invitation for Bid Vended Meal Contract template available on the MDE website. 

Registration – Procuring a Vended Meal Contract

January 23 – Managing Your Vended Meal Contract

Schools using a vendor to provide meals for their school nutrition program must manage their contract to ensure they are receiving full value of the services contracted for. This session will provide tips and best practices for managing your vended meal contract.

Registration – Managing Your Vended Meal Contract


January 30 – FFVP: What is it and what schools can participate?

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides funding for schools to serve fresh fruits and vegetables to students during the school day. Listen in and find out if your school is eligible and how to apply.

Registration – Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

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